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Mathieu Arnoux graduated at the Ecole Normale (1980-85) Supérieure and obtained his PhD at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. Lecturer (1991) then Professor (1997) of Medieval History in the Paris-Diderot University, and Directeur d’études (Senior Research Fellow) in the EHESS (2000), he teaches the History of work, economy and technology in Preindustrial Europe. His main topics of research are technology (iron and textiles production ), agrarian growth and crisis, resources and renewable energy supply.
Since July 2015, he is the Director of the Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire des Energies de Demain.
Mineurs, férons et maîtres de forges : étude sur la production du fer dans la Normandie du Moyen Age, (XIe-XVe siècles), Paris, C.T.H.S., 1993
Le temps des laboureurs. Croissance, travail et ordre social en Europe (XIe-XIVe siècles), éd. Albin Michel, Paris, 2012
« Innovation technique et genèse de l'entreprise dans la métallurgie européenne (XIIIe-XVIe siècles)», Histoire, économies et sociétés, t. 20, 2001, p. 447-454.
(avec J. BOTTIN),
« Autour de Rouen et Paris : modalités d’intégration d’un espace drapier (XIIIe-XVIe siècles) », Revue d’histoire moderne et contemporaine, t. 48, 2001, p. 162-191.
« European Workers between order and revolt. Labourers in feudal society (eleventh to the thirteenth century) », Workers of the World, 2013, 1/3, p. 72-89.
« European Steel vs Chinese Cast-Iron: From Technological Change to Social and Political Choices (Fourth Century BC to Eighteenth Century AD), History of Technology, 32 (2014), p. 297-312.(avec Gilles POSTEL-VINAY),
« Territoires et institutions de l’assistance (XIIe-XIXe siècles) : mise en place, crises et reconstructions d’un système social », dans Assistenza e solidarietà in Europa, secc. XIII-XVIII. Social assistance and solidarity in Europe from the 13th to the 18th centuries. Atti della 44a settimana di strudi della fondazione internazionale di storia economica « Francesco Datini », Florence, Firenze UP, 2013, p. 249-275.
« Duby historien de l’économie et la question de la croissance », dans P. BOUCHERON et J. DALARUN (dir.), Georges Duby, portrait de l’historien en ses archives, Paris, Gallimard, 2015, p. 328-343.
« Les marchés médiévaux (XIe-XIVe siècles) : entre institution, économie et société », dans Fr. BAYARD, P. FRIDENSON et A. RIGAUDIERE (dir.), Genèse des marchés, Paris, IGPDE-Comité pour l’histoire économique et financière de la France, 2015, p. 17-36.
« 200 000 ans de transition énergétique », L’Histoire, 408 (février 2015), p. 8-15.
Jacques Treiner is a Physicist and a former Professor at the University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris. Currently Professor at the Institute of Political Sciences (Sciences-Po), Paris, he teaches a course on "The Future of the planet: population, energy, climate".
He runs the Ile-de-France Association "Save the Climate", and was also Chairman of the Expert Group that drafted the physics and chemistry programs for general and technological high schools, applied during 2000 and 2011.
PUBLICATIONS (besides 65 scientific articles published in peer-reviewed journals in the field of Quantum Fluids):
“Toute la physique PCEM”, with M. May (physics for medical studies), Ed. Vuibert 1998
“La physique statistique en exercices”, L3-M1 level, with H. Krivine, Ed. Vuibert 2008
• Scientific films : Phases et changement de phase (1997), La physique dans le frigo (1999), La dissonance (2000) (with Jean-François Ziegel)
• Coordinator and editor of revues published by the Centre National de Documentation Pédagogique, designed for lycée and collège teachers (“Textes et documents pour la classe”(papier) and “Thémadoc” (en ligne)) : Einstein (2005), Energie et climat (2006), le Mouvement brownien (2006), Le chaos déterministe (2007)
• Fifteen articles published in the Bulletin de l’Union des Physiciens, revue of l’Union des Professeurs de Physique et de Chimie
• Theatre plays : « Fission », with Olivier Treiner, 2010, produced in la Reine Blanche theatre.
• « Quel est l’âge de la Terre ? », Pommier Editions, september 2011
• « Les Marchands de doute », translation of the book « Merchants of doubt » by Naomi Oreskès and Erik Conway, Editions du Pommier, février 2012
• « Requiem pour l'espèce humaine », translation of the book « Requiem for a species », de Clive Hamilton, Presses de Sciences Po, septembre 2013
Gaël Giraud is the Chief Economist of the Agence Française de Développement. His research at CNRS, where he is senior fellow researcher, deals with alternative measures of development, general equilibrium theory, game theory, finance and energy issues. Within the CODEV research programme, he ran several surveys (Nigeria, Indonesia, India…) devoted to the building of an index measuring the quality of the social bond, viewed as an indicator of the quality of development. He is the coordinator of the Research team “Riskergy" on Energy resilience and sovereign debt, as well as a member of the Scientific Committee of the “Laboratoire d'Excellence” devoted to financial regulation (LabEx ReFi). He was member of the Expert Committee on the National Debate about the Energy Shift for the French government. He holds the chair “Energy and prosperity” supported by Louis Bachelier’s Institute. He is also a member of the European NGO Finance Watch and the Nicolas Hulot Foundation.
Gaël Giraud Is Jesuit. A former fellow of Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, of ENSAE (Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique) and of CORE (Center of Operations Research, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium), he earned his Ph.D. at the Laboratoire d’Econométrie de l’Ecole Polytechnique in 1998. In 2009, he was nominated as Best French young economist by Le Monde/Le Cercle des économistes.
Bernard Seguin is an engineer and an agronomist. He graduated from the National Institute of Agronomy of Paris. He obtained his PhD at the French University of Provence. He just retired from the INRA (National Institute of Agronomic Research) where he was a Research Director in the Agroclim Unit of Avignon. Bernard Seguin has worked for a long time on the characterization of micro-climates, and then on remote-sensing applied to agricultural follow-up. Since 2002, he was in charge of the Mission “Climate change and global warming”.
- "Coup de chaud sur l'agriculture", Ed. Delachaux et Niestlé, Coll. Changer d'Ere, 2010.
Jean-François Mouhot is a research fellow at Georgetown University (Washington D.C.) and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris with a long interest in energy and climate change issues.
He completed his PhD in 2006 at the European University Institute of Florence. Jean François Mouhot has previously studied and taught history in France, the UK, Canada, Ireland, Italy and the US. He worked as a research fellow at the University of Birmingham between 2006 and 2011. He works for an EU-funded (Marie Curie) research project in Georgetown University and the EHESS and the environmental history of Saint Domingue and Haiti (1492-present), working with one of the leading scholars in the field of environmental history, John R. McNeill.
Jean-François is the author of several books and articles. In the field of energy and climate change he recently published an article entitled “Past connections and present similarities in slave ownership and fossil fuel usage” in the journal Climatic Change, and a book : Energy Slaves. Reflexion upon climate change.
A climatologist, Hervé le Treut wrote a thesis on cloud modelling in the climatic system. He has been a member of the French Académie des Sciences since November 29, 2005.
In parallel to his activities as a researcher and the Director of the IPSL (Institut Pierre Simon Laplace), Hervé Le Treut is a mechanics professor at the École Polytechnique. He also teaches climatic dynamics at the École Normale Supérieure.
His competences are internationally recognised hence his participation in IPCC's work.
- Nouveau Climat sur la Terre: Comprendre, prédire, réagir, Flammarion, November 2009
- Demain la physique, (Odile Jacob, 2009) A.Aspect, R.Balian, G. Bastard, J.P.Bauchaud, B. Cabane, F. Combes, T.Encrenaz, S. Fauve, A. Fert, M.Fink, A. Georges, J.F. Joanny, D.Kaplan, D. Le Bihan, P.Lena, H. Le Treut, J-P Poirier, J.Prost and J.L. Puger.
- L'effet de serre, allons-nous changer le climat ?, with J.M.M Jancovici, Flammarion, (Champs collection), 2004
Pierre-René Bauquis graduated from the ENSG (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Géologie) in 1964 and from the ENSPM (Ecole Nationale Supérieure du Pétrole et des Moteurs) in 1966 in the Economics and Management section. After five years spent at the IFP (Institut Francais du Pétrole) as an energy economist and professor, he worked for 30 years in the TOTAL group. After twenty years of responsibilities in the natural gas sector, Pierre-René Bauquis was successively appointed Director for the North Sea, Director of Strategy and Planning and finally Director of Gas, Electricity and Coal. He spent the last years of his career (from 1995 to the end of 2001) as advisor to the President of the TOTAL group, Thierry Desmarest. He is currently Deputy Professor at the ENSPM (IFP School) and Professor at TPA (TOTAL Professeurs Associés).
- "The waves and the Earth" by Patrice Canal, Pierre-René Bauquis, and Robert Brunck, Editions Hirlé, 2008
- "L'énergie d'aujourd'hui et de demain", Emmanuelle Bauquis and Pierre-René Bauquis, Mondes d'Aujourd'hui, 2007
- "Nuclear Energy: Understanding the Future" by Bertrand Barré, Pierre-René Bauquis and Anne Lauvergeon, Editions Hirlé, 2006
- "Oil and Natural Gaz: Understanding the Future", Pierre-René Bauquis, Editions Hirlé, 2005
Jean-Pascal van Ypersele has a PhD in Physics. He is a professor at the Catholic University of Louvain and a member of the Royal Academy of Belgium.
As a climatologist, he is specialised in climate-change modelling and in the study of the impact of human activities on climate. He is the author of several publications on climate, notably on the economic and geographic implications of climate change and on sustainable development.
Since 1993, he has been a member of the Belgian Federal Council for Sustainable Development where he chairs its Working Group on "Energy and Climate". He has been the climate advisor for the Belgian delegations to a dozen United Nations conferences.
Jean-Pascal van Ypersele is vice-president of the IPCC.
The Scientific committee is a group of recognised experts who meet once a year to discuss ongoing projects and act as censors, propose other experts in the relevant scientific disciplines and make sure that the working groups use the most up to date and accurate scientific data available. The Scientific committee is appointed for a three-year period upon recommendation by the President, with approval by the Board of Directors. It can elect its own President. The President of the Board of Directors and the Managing Director attend the Scientific committee meetings.
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